Mullen chosen for Westport Beach Committee opening

Having a Cherry & Web Beach neighbor on the Beach Committee would be a fine thing, selectmen said last week before voting to appoint James M. Mullen Jr. of Cherry & Webb Lane to fill an …
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Letter: Warren police chief has concerns over regulated marijuana growing

The following letter was written by Warren Police Chief Peter Achilli and sent to the Warren Planning Board on May 22, 2017, and was included in a packet submitted to Warren Town Council members …

'The future is bright' for Barrington football

Now in his third season since returning as head coach of the Barrington High School football team, Sandy Gorham believes that the Eagles will continue to improve in the Rhode Island Interscholastic …

Here’s what Portsmouth roads are getting paved this year

PORTSMOUTH — Brian Woodhead, deputy director of the Department of Public Works, had a busy night Tuesday before the Town Council.  After accepting the Town Administrator’s …

House explosion reveals alleged hashish lab

Two residents are facing multiple drug charges after an explosion and fire in their State Street home revealed the hashish lab they were running, according to Bristol Police. Kelly Normandin, 22, …
Obituaries
Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

With deep sympathy the family of Stanley J. Stanko announces his passing at age 99. Staff Sergeant Technician Third Grade, Mr. Stanko proudly served in the United States Army during World War II …

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Mary A. DeFusco, 98, Bristol

Edward R. Marshall, 80, formerly of Bristol

Rose M. Conti, 93, Bristol

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

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